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    General information about CEMP

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    The CCAMLR Ecosystem Monitoring Program (CEMP) was established in 1985 with the aim to detect and record significant changes in critical components of the Antarctic ecosystem, and to differentiate between changes due to commercial harvesting of resources and those arising from natural variability. This paper provides general, background information on CEMP including approximate straight line distances between the main sampling sites, the location of sites with respect to small-scale management units and the matrix of data submitted to the Secretariat.